We're "Puttin' on the Ritz" this week at Pals Paper Arts with a Fashion Inspiration Challenge (PPA123)! We're hoping to inspire you to "play along" with us this week and offering an enticing opportunity for those who do (more info below)!
My black and white card was inspired by the photo of the impeccable Fred Astaire, a dancing legend of both stage and screen! I attempted to channel both Fred and Ginger in my card, hoping to evoke an image of glitz, glamour, and a bit of Broadway! The element from Style Beautiful was stamped, embossed, and watercolored to mimic an antique brooch or an ornate theater decoration from an era gone by! Smart pinstriping was added, giving a nod to the fashions of yesterday, when people really dressed their best! A pleated band of cardstock in black features three black brads to mimic the buttons on Fred's spats! Completing the classic fashion ensemble is the embossed sentiment featuring the perfect retro-style font!
It's time for PPA's annual Blog Candy Blowout; our biggest giveaway of the year! Play along with us at PPA this week and you'll have a chance to win this incredible blog candy package! Click here for more details and also see what my fellow PPA Design Team members and this week's featured artist have created! I can't wait to see what you make!
All supplies are Stampin' Up!, unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Style Beautiful, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White card stock; Patterns Stack Designer Series Paper - Neutrals Collection
Ink: Basic Gray, Black pigment ink
Tools: Clear embossing powder, heat gun, 3/16" Corner Punch, Paper Snips, Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Blender Pen
Extras: Designer Buttons - Neutrals Collection, black mini brads (my embellishment stash), Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip